Wage and Hour Issues in the Hospitality Industry: Worker Classification, Overtime Pay, Tip Pooling and Other Claims

Best Practices for Hotel and Restaurant Employers to Minimize and Defend Employee Claims

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webcast with Q&A


Conducted on Thursday, July 27, 2017

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Program Materials

This CLE video webcast will discuss unique wage and hour law challenges hotel and restaurant employers face, strategies for proactively implementing policies and practices to minimize liability exposure, and best practices to defend employee claims.

Description

Because the hospitality industry tends to employ a young and diverse workforce in jobs with a high turnover rate, employment law compliance is a constant concern. Hotel and restaurant employers face myriad employment law compliance challenges, including meeting federal and state wage and hour law obligations governing worker classification, overtime pay and tipped employees.

Employment counsel advising hospitality industry employers must understand the current enforcement and litigation environment and help their clients implement effective labor and employment policies and practices that will minimize the risk of noncompliance with wage and hour laws. Counsel must also be prepared to defend their hospitality industry clients in Department of Labor (DOL) audits and employee lawsuits.

Listen as our authoritative panel of employment attorneys discusses current wage and hour trends and case law developments impacting hospitality industry employers. The panel will outline unique legal issues hotel and restaurant employers face, strategies to proactively implement policies and practices that help minimize liability exposure, and best practices to defend employee claims.

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Outline

  1. Potential areas of wage and hour liability exposure for hospitality industry employers
    1. Worker classification
    2. Overtime pay
    3. Tipped employees
  2. Best practices for hospitality industry employers to limit liability exposure
  3. Defending employers in DOL audits and employee lawsuits

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • Potential areas of wage and hour liability exposure for hospitality industry employers
  • Proactive steps hospitality industry employers should take to avoid DOL audits and employee lawsuits
  • Best practices for defending hospitality industry employers in DOL audits and employee lawsuits

Faculty

Pechman, Louis
Louis Pechman

Founder
Pechman Law Group

Mr. Pechman practices before federal and state courts and government agencies in all areas of workplace law, including...  |  Read More

Richmond, Carolyn
Carolyn D. Richmond

Partner
Fox Rothschild

Ms. Richmond is Co-Chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Department and the Hospitality Practice Group....  |  Read More

Ruzal, Jeffrey
Jeffrey H. Ruzal

Member
Epstein Becker Green

Mr. Ruzal is a member of the firm's Wage and Hour Group and Co-Leads the firm’s Hospitality Strategic...  |  Read More

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